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The Kitchen at Cragside

21st September 2015

Cragside was the first home to be lit by electricity.

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Water power was first used to provide electricity in 1878 it was the first hydro – electricity.

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Sir Joseph Swan was a friend of Lord Armstrong and it was his new filament light bulbs which were used at Cragside. I can only imagine the reaction of guests who came to see the wonderful new electric lighting and other technical inventions used in the house.

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The kitchen at Cragside is a lovely warm and light room.

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For the staff who worked in it the additions of Lord Armstrong’s inventions must have been wonderful. Within the kitchen is an automatic turnspit for the meat to cook.

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The butlers pantry

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